The intention of meditation is to create stillness and peace in the mind. Many people find using essential oils for meditation helps clear the atmosphere, set the scene, and provide a focal point.
You can use many different essential oils to support your mediation practice. Essential oils traditionally used to enhance meditation include:
Avoid scents that evoke memories that would flood your mind and prevent clearing your thoughts. One option is to create blends with a new, unique scent by balancing the ingredients so no one scent dominates. You may not use equal drops, as some essential oils are stronger than others.
Add a few drops of any meditation blend to an aromatherapy diffuser and diffuse while you meditate.
Diffuser Blend 1
Diffuser Blend 2
Source: The Fragrant Mind
Diffuser Blend 3
Source: Veda Oils
Diffuser Blend 4
If you prefer a massage oil, try one of these blends.
Source: New Directions Aromatics
Rose Massage Oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bottle. Shake well. Massage onto face and hands before meditation. You can also apply the blend on the heart chakra center.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Source: Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT, CH, "Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)," NAHA Aromatherapy Journal, Spring 2017.1, p. 25.
To make a stock blend, combine the essential oils in 5-ml dark-color dropper bottle. Cap and shake gently. Add drops of the blend to your aromatherapy diffuser, according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Spring Meditation Blend
This blend is designed to help you be present with the season of spring: new beginnings, inspiration, playfulness, and joy.
Adapted from Katie Vie, "Seasonal Self Care," NAHA Aromatherapy Journal, Spring 2013.1, p. 7.
Fall Meditation Blend
You can use this blend for meditation, yoga, or mindfulness practice.
Adapted from Susan Lorraine Cannon, NAHA Aromatherapy Journal, Autumn 2018.3, p. 65.
All-Purpose Meditation Blend
As an alternative to diffusing this blend, make a body oil using 15 to 30 drops in 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Apply a few drops to sinus points around your nose and forehead and on the back of the neck.
Note: You can use a few drops of any meditation diffuser blend in an aromatherapy inhaler.
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